The idea for this piece was spawned from the portfolio of Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann. Supporting the cabinet are four elegant legs, all of the fuseau a facets type. Eight facets veneered with sawn and book matched Macassar ebony, divided by bone stringing 1 mm wide. The bottoms of the legs are shod with ivory, and the top of each leg is set with an ivory pearl. The cabinet’s exterior is veneered in sawn Macassar ebony veneer on both sides, as well as the back. In top of the cabinet, framed in sumptuous curves of the ogee, is a raised rectangular panel; veneered with Amboina burl. It too is decorated with the diamond pattern in bone stringing, as are the two doors of this cabinet. All inlays are 1 mm wide. The interior of the cabinet is veneered with sawn figured mahogany.
38″ x 21″ x 46″ (96 cm x 53 cm x 116 cm)
Macassar ebony and Amboina veneers over oak and alder carcass; antique ivory, bone stringing, urethane enamel. Interior is sawn figured mahogany veneer and shellac and wax.
This small cabinet was not merely designed for storage , but to display an amazing piece of glass artwork by Dale Chihuly. The client wanted something simple, elegant, and not overpowering. Straight sides rising from the floor to the top, transitioning into a long sweeping ogee that frames a square raised tile veneered with Amboyna burl; atop this sits the Dale Chihuly.
H: 24” x D: 32” x W: 32”
Lumber core plywood veneered with sawn 2mm thick Macassar ebony, Amboyna burl veneer; stainless steel door touch-pads, nickel plated hinges.
Crotch Mahogany Armoire
Diva Interior Designs Ltd., of Rancho Santa Fe, commissioned Aaron Radelow to design and build an armoire for their client. The idea for this design came from elements pulled from an antique English armoire. All eight panels are veneered with crotch mahogany; this had to be done in such a way, that the completed panels matched, and appeared solid.
H: 84” x D: 25” x W: 52”
Solid Honduras mahogany, crotch mahogany veneer, tulip poplar; French iron hinges; satin-gloss varnish.
Fairbanks Ranch, California